‘Wakanda Forever’ Leads Box Office As ‘She Said’ Bombs – The Hollywood Reporter

‘Wakanda Forever’ Leads Box Office As ‘She Said’ Bombs – The Hollywood Reporter

There’s big drama happening pre-Thanksgiving box office.

As expected, by Ryan Coogler Black Panther: Wakanda Forever It topped the charts in its second weekend with a relatively robust $67.3 million for a 10-day domestic total of $288 million. The Marvel Studios and Disney tentpole had expected its sophomore outing to clear $70 million but fell slightly more than expected, or 63 percent. Worldwide, Wakanda Forever grossed $546 million.

Still, it’s not uncommon for a Marvel film to drop more than 60 percent domestically, albeit a first black leopard, which opened to $202 million, dropped less than 55 percent in its second weekend. The last two Marvel movies, Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness And Thor: Love and ThunderHowever, both declined in the 67 percent range, according to ComScore.

Wakanda forever It opened to $181 million in North America over the November 11-13 weekend, A record for November. It was the second-biggest box office debut of 2022 so far, behind Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness ($187.4 million). The movie is counting on remaining a powerhouse throughout the Thanksgiving holiday season.

Searchlight’s new epicurean horror-comedy came in second, grossing $9 million from 3,211 theaters – the widest release in specialty label Searchlight’s history.

listStarring Ralph Fiennes, Anna Taylor-Joy and Nicholas Hoult, it made a strong debut after succeeding in drawing young adults (special dramas struggled badly depending on older audiences.) About 65 percent of ticket buyers were between the ages of 18 and 24. The film earned a B CinemaScore.

On Saturday, early weekend estimates showed list Being consumed by a special-event screening of the faith-based series nominated Season 3: Episodes 1 and 2 In a surprise upset, but was able to win.

From Fathom Events, nominated It’s still expected to gross $8.2 million from 2,012 theaters, a sensational success for a special-event screening. nominatedAbout the Life of Jesus, comes from Angel Studios, which streams independent shows on platforms like Prime Video and Peacock, as well as on its dedicated app.

Universal’s new film is vying for attention she saidwhich describes its function The New York Times Investigative journalists Jodi Cantor (Joe Kazan) and Megan Twohey (Carey Mulligan) help expose Harvey Weinstein and spark the #MeToo movement. (The Universal film is based on a book of the same name written by two journalists.)

she said The latest adult drama to stall at the box office, opening in sixth place with just $2.3 million from 2,022 theaters. It’s one of the worst starts in recent memory—pandemic aside—for a major studio release in more than 2,000 locations.

Universal believed it was important to make the film and was relying on audience discovery she said Thanks to the holidays for powerful word of mouth. The film was well received by critics and earned a CinemaScore from moviegoers. Nearly half of Friday’s ticket buyers were 45 and older, with 29 percent over 55.

At the specialty box office, MGM and United Artists’ Bones and All opened in five theaters as it prepares to expand nationwide over Thanksgiving. The film posted a per-location average of $23,983, in line with expectations.

More to come.

November 20, 8:10: Updated with revised weekend estimates.

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